One of the most delightful and surprising films to come out last year was Once, the charming tale of the relationship between a Dublin busker (Glen Hansard) and a Czech girl (Marketa Irglova) he meets on the street.
Featuring songs by Hansard and Irglova, it is a music film without being a musical and was a big hit at Sundance back in January 2007.
“A little movie called Once gave me enough inspiration to last the rest of the year.”
It also provided one of the most memorable moments of Sunday’s ceremony as host Jon Stewart allowed Marketa Irglova to come back on stage to finish her speech:
I spoke with the director John Carney about the film when it got released here back in October, which you can listen to here:[audio:http://www.filmdetail.com/podcast/get.php?fla=podcast-2007-10-21-28676.MP3]
Once is out now on DVD